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Workers’ rights for French ‘Temptation Island’ contestant

A French court has ruled that three contestants from the French version of Temptation Island have the right to be treated as salaried workers. The judge awarded them €11,000 each and ruled that the former contestants were entitled to full employment contracts, which includes overtime, holidays and damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show, which could change the game for ousted reality TV contestants.
June 4, 2009

A French court has ruled that three contestants from the French version of Temptation Island have the right to be treated as salaried workers. The judge awarded them €11,000 (US$15,000) each and ruled that the former contestants were entitled to full employment contracts, including overtime, holidays and damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show, which could open the door for lawsuits from other ousted reality TV contestants.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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